Israeli radio reported: "The military censor has authorised for the first time the publication of the fact that Israeli combat planes attacked a military target deep inside Syrian territory on September 6."
David Chater, Al Jazeera's correspondent in
Chater reported: "No other details about the scale of the mission, the intent or what intelligence it was based on have been released."
Israeli military censors continue to withhold details, but
at least four Israeli warplanes crossed into
With the Israeli blackout on information in place, most of the speculation on the raid has come from foreign media.
Chater said: "Press speculation - in the foreign press, not in the Israeli press - has said perhaps there was nuclear technology imported from
A North Korean ship was reported as docking in
"This kind of speculation is bound to increase now," said Chater.
Faruq al-Shara, the Syrian vice-president, said on Saturday that the raid was meant to provide justification for future aggression against his country.
"Those who continue to talk about this raid and to invent inaccurate details are aiming to justify a future aggression [against
Some earlier reports had suggested that the raid may have targeted Iranian arms bound for Hezbollah in
Peace talks between the two powers collapsed in 2000 over the scope of an Israeli pull-out from the Golan Heights, which